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Cannot run program before running AutoIt3Wrapper.exe

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When I press F5, I want a program to run before running AutoIt3Wrapper.exe, but the #Compiler_Run_Before directive is ignored (and it's not colored in the editor).  If I use the #AutoIt3Wrapper_Run_Before directive, it only runs when I compile it (F7)

my test code:

#Region
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Run_Before = notepad 123.txt
#EndRegion

#Region
#Compiler_Run_Before = notepad 456.txt
#EndRegion

Consolewrite("!> ===HERE===" & @CRLF)

When I press F5, it compiles without running notepad.

When I press F7, notepad is opened and tries to open "123.txt".

I want to run notepad to edit 456.txt when I press F5.

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I've never heard of a #Compiler option, and can't find any mention of one going back several versions.

BTW, pressing F5 doesn't compile anything, it just runs the script from Scite using AutoIt3.exe and your script.


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Look here for examples of #compiler directives.

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I want to run my program (notepad, in my example code) before AutoIt3Wrapper.exe is run when F5 is pressed.

 

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That post you linked is 9 years old, those directives no longer work, they've been replaced by the wrapper directives.

To run Notepad, use the Run or RunWait command as one of your first lines. Why do you need to run Notepad (or any other program) before the script runs by the way?


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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Sorry about that.  I didn't notice how old it was.  The example I made was just that - an example.  In the real code I would be running my parser before the wrapper code was run, then undoing it after the code was run/compiled.  As I noted before, the  '#AutoIt3Wrapper_Run_Before='  only runs when colpiling, not when running (F5)

See my most recent thread to see what I'm trying to accomplish here

 

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What about using the Run or RunWait commands before the rest of your script?


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